Kurt Vonnegut can become stuck in time with a new Kickstarter project launched Tuesday.
Producer Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People ) announced that his long-awaited documentary on the classic American author, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, can finally reach film screens with fan donations.
Weide penned the 1996 film adaption of Vonnegut’s third novel, Mother Night (Nick Nolte, Alan Arkin, John Goodman). But their relationship began long before the mid-90s.
In the nearly five-minute video, Weide relays how he asked and received Vonnegut’s permission to make the film in 1982, along with the industry’s famous last words: “I could arrange for financing immediately.” Weide then details the intimate filming done with Vonnegut, who died in 2007, including visiting his hometown of Indianapolis. Weide also acquired family movies from the 1920s and ’30s.
From the pseudo-trailer, Unstuck in Time appears to have everything Vonnegut fans would want from a definitive doc. Plus it’s coming from someone who was very close to the late author, a self-proclaimed member of his karass. As such, the film will include the relationship that bloomed between – in Vonnegut’s words – “two guys from the same family.”
Weide recruited Don Argott (Rock School, The Art of Steel) to help tie in the making of the project.